(This review may contain spoilers).
This movie was a fairly unusual one for me, as I’d seen virtually no promotional material for it before deciding to watch it at the cinema based purely on the blurb on the website.
I haven’t read the book this movie is based on, but I did still find this really easy to follow. I couldn’t help but feel bad for A, even though they did seem to be contented with what they had.
The biggest problem I had with this movie was the fact I couldn’t really see why A became so enamoured with Rhiannon. As the movie went on, she became a more interesting character, but in her first appearance, she kind of just came across as clingy and not very unique.
I would have liked it more if the movie had focused on A and their journey throughout life. The most interesting parts, I felt, was when they were telling Rhiannon about their life. What it was like growing up different. I also really liked the fact that genderlines were more blurred and it would have been really good to see that utilised a bit more, as there was a lot more that could have been done to make the movie feel more inclusive.
There were some very amusing aspects in this movie, especially when it came to A waking up in more precarious situations. But there was one scene where they woke up in the body of a blind teenager and I thought that could have been shown a lot better.
This movie came across very much like a teenager romance rather than a movie that would explore the difficulties faced by someone who didn’t have any real life they could call their own. There could have been a lot more to make this movie stand out, even with the amount of actors having to portray A and doing a really great job with that.
I was somewhat disappointed in this movie and I felt it could have been a lot better. While it would be interesting to see more of A’s story in the future, I’d prefer a focus on the struggles they face.